My new favourite tool Kahoot

Since starting on the course, I discovered Kahoot. When I first looked at Kahoot, I thought that it was very simular to Mentimeter because you could create quizzes etc. for your groups.

Although they are simular and both have free versions, Kahoot offers a wider range of features. Kahoot allows you to create quizzes, surveys, jumble puzzles and discussion activities.

kahoot has no restrictions to how may questions you can create where as Mentimeter only allows 5 questions on the free version.

I have created a few Kahoots now with a group of apprentices that are working on all three essential skills, i break the sessions into three sections with AON, Digital Literacy and then COMMS. in doing this i use the kahoot to contextualise to the other sessions so that in doin the activity, i can see the apprentices' understanding of the other topics.

The apprentice group love the Kahoot activities and they love that it is competetive in respect that it is a timed response and ponts are awarded for the fastest correct answer and that there is also a leader board.

Kahoots are very easy to create and can be done quite quickly if you have a palin straight forward quizz but there are lots of features in there that allow you to add images or embed videos and links, this does need some time spent on it but it i useful if you have the time and the Kahoots can be used over and over, where as Mentimeter requires each question to be reset.

In using Kahoot, you don't have to have eveyone in the same location as you enter the game with a pin code. Although i'm not sure how the learners would be able to view the learderboard etc.

drwabacks i can see with Kahoot is the way the questions are laid out. you have to give a clear expalination of how the learners will need to paly the quiz because the questions and answerw come up on the main tutor screen but once the learner has entered the game, they only see the colour blocks that correspond to the the questions on the screen. This frustrated the learners. Another disadvantage i have notiecd with the groups are the fact that response from a mobile device show on the screen much slower that the responses from learners that are using laptops, again they find this frustrating because after all they see it as a competitive activity.

All in all, Kahoot has been an effective tool which allows a fun aspect to be introduced while assessing knowledge and the learner not recognising that their knowledge is being tested.

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